McClatchy DC: Lawsuit challenges Seattle campaign-contribution vouchers


Adav Noti, a lawyer with the Washington, D.C.-based Campaign Legal Center, which supported Seattle's law, said he didn't know offhand of any other lawsuit that has challenged public campaign financing on grounds that it compels speech. He called the arguments weak, noting that people typically can't sue over how the government chooses to spend their taxes and drawing an analogy to the current White House press secretary.

"Could somebody bring a lawsuit saying, 'I don't want to subsidize Sean Spicer's salary because I don't like his speech?'" Noti asked.

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